April

April Crowell

About April Crowell

Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.

Winter Skin

Winter's weather and cold can often lead to dry, chapped and flaky skin.  Heating systems that force dry air may keep us warm and cozy, but will leech out [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:08:18+00:00November 20th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

The Energetics And Healing Properties Of Cranberries

It's cranberry season! These bright little gems often grace many a Thanksgiving table, their tartness adding a welcome vibrancy to turkey's muted flavors. Sadly, the holiday table is sometimes [...]

Nourishing In Winter’s Depth

In Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) Winter's energetic nature is one of quiet, calm and stillness.  It's an ideal time for deep introspection, rest and restoration.  It's a fine season to [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:08:20+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

Age Dashi

Another of Clara’s favorites, age dashi is a wonderful, classic Japanese dish of tofu, lightly battered and then served in a simple dashi sauce with [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:46:58+00:00November 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Insights On Sleepless Nights

Do you toss and turn all night long or wake of refreshed and energized?  Sleepless nights have plagued all of us at some time or another, however with more [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:18:23+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions|0 Comments

Salty–The Flavor Of The Water Element

Salt! You cannot live without it. A vital mineral to life, salt has been a part of our food and lives since time immemorial. For centuries, salt was used [...]

Potatoes – The Energetics and Nutrition of Our Favorite Root

"What we need is a few good taters."  "Po-ta-toes! Boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew. Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish." [...]

By |2019-11-13T18:00:53+00:00November 12th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|0 Comments

Winter’s Energetics–The Season Of The Water Element

As Autumn gives way to Winter’s chilly darkness we should feel an urge to slow down and rest more. Winter is a time of reflection and introspection, a time [...]

By |2019-11-13T16:59:13+00:00November 12th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Winter|1 Comment

Winter – Eating With The Seasons

Winter is the time for warm foods! Especially if you live in a place that has cold winters like Idaho, my home. Corresponding to the Water element and its [...]

By |2019-11-13T16:59:34+00:00November 12th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Winter|3 Comments

Class: Holistic Tips for Colds & Flu

Monday, January 13th 2020, 5:30-7:30, $60 The Flu and common cold plague millions of people every year. As a practitioner and teacher of Asian/Chinese medicine and Holistic Nutrition it [...]